There are six 18th century houses open to the public in the Berkshires: the Bidwell House Museum (1750) in Monterey, the Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead (1790) in Pittsfield, the Trustees of Reservations properties Mission House (1742) in Stockbridge, and Ashley House (1735) in Sheffield, the Sheffield Historical Society’s Dan Raymond House (1774), and the Great Barrington Historical Society’s Captain Wheeler House (1771). In 2012, the Bidwell House Museum received a grant to develop an interpretive trail linking these six properties. The grant funded the design and publication of a brochure, as well as a website, to jointly promote these historic properties.
Visit the website for information about each house. It provides a map, background stories, photos, contact information, and addresses. Link to the 18th Century Trail
The website and brochure were made possible by a $2,500 Partnership Grant awarded to the Bidwell House Museum by the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the support of the partner historic house organizations.